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How to: Convert WMV to AVI

What is WMV?

Windows Media Video or WMV is the name for a set of video codec technologies, compressed video compression format for several proprietary codec advanced by Microsoft. This was originally invented for the internet running applications as a competitor. The first version, WMV 7, was introduced in 1999 and the extended development led to advanced versions. It is based in ASF (Advanced Systems Format) that wraps a video bit stream. Products like the Microsoft Zune, Xbox 360 and Windows Powered equipment brace this codec and can be played by players such as MPlayers and Windows Media Player.

What is AVI?

Audio Video Interleave or AVI is a multimedia container format announced by Microsoft in 1992. These files contain both audio and video reports in a file container that allows synchronous audio with playback. They support various running audio and video. DV AVI is the type of file where the video is reduced to conform to DV standards. DV is the format for storing and playing back digital video. Let’s take a look at how to convert WMV files to AVI format.

Converting WMV to AVI

1.Download windows moviemaker.


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2.Find the .wmv file that is to be modify

3.Open the file with Windows Movie Maker. The .wmv file may be needed to be brought in from another place rather than trying to open it with the movie maker.

4.Drag it to the timeline, which is a feature in the software.

5.On the left pane under “3. Finish Movie” select “Save to my computer.”

6.Click next after the dialogue box pops up.

7.In other settings choose DV-AVI.

8.Wait for Windows Movie Maker to finish converting file.

9.The file is now changed from .wmv to .avi.

There is also a software called Advanced X Video Converter that can be downloaded. Once this is done the source files should be added by clicking the “Add Task” button on the main menu. Click “All to AVI” on the task window. Then click the “Add File” button to add WMV files that you want to changed to AVI format. Select the location that the files should be saved to and then click the start button to start modify.

Do’s and Don’t

1.Check you system before you download the Movie Maker software or any converted software to make sure that it is compatible with you system.

2.The modify file may be a very large size, so you should download some video editing software and reduced it.
3.Make sure that your video file is not protect or encrypted.

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